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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Petition: End the Silence on Illinois Corruption

Silence is Corruption – Call to Action The stain of corruption plaguing Illinois must end. Governor Pritzker must convene a special session on ethics reform. Illinois House Republicans have proposed a…


Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Butler, Davis, LaHood Criticize Governor Pritzker’s New Restrictions on Youth Sports

U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis (IL-13) and Darin LaHood (IL-18), and Illinois State Representative Tim Butler (HD-87) today criticized Governor J.B. Pritzker’s new restrictions on youth sports, which cancel competitive fall…


Friday, July 24, 2020
Butler, House GOP Demands Governor Take Action to Fix Systemic Failures and Rampant Fraud at Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois House Republican members State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield), State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva), and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) held a Zoom video press conference…


Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Be a Hero, Give Blood on August 5!

State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) are partnering with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, August 5. To ensure the…


Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Reps. Butler & Murphy to Sponsor Community Blood Drive to Address Blood Shortage

State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) are partnering with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, August 5. To ensure the…


Monday, July 13, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Extended to August 8

The popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended until August 8. The program has $130 billion to lend. PPP loans funds to small businesses based on 10 weeks worth of payroll…


Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Expired Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration Extended to Nov. 1

According to the Illinois Secretary of State, all driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registration, restricted driving permits and monitoring device driving permits that are currently expired or set to expire by…


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Legislation Securing Infrastructure Funding Signed by Governor

Building on efforts that secured the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, Governor JB Pritzker has signed SB 516 into law. The legislation, which Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) helped negotiate, finalized a…


Friday, June 26, 2020
Butler’s Bulletin: Phase 4, State Fair Canceled & More

There are 39 counties in the Central Region as defined by the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan, and according the Governor’s own metrics our region should have been in Phase 4…


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Business Interruption Grants Program Launched

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is launching the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) by providing $60 million to businesses experiencing losses or business interruption…